Disability Cultural Center (DCC) Advisory Council 

Purpose and Scope

Advisory Council members serve 1 year terms and are encouraged to attend monthly meetings if possible. The scope of the work may include 

  • sharing expertise and experiences to support the DCI’s longevity at Georgetown. 
  • identifying internal and external support for the DCI, including funding opportunities and logistical assistance. 
  • integrating the DCI’s work to ensure it is sustainably integrated into the life of the university. 

Advisory Council members will not be expected to speak on behalf of their respective organizations officially, or on behalf of the DCI. Advisory Council members may be privy to confidential, sensitive, and/or private information. Members should not disclose confidential or sensitive topics to external stakeholders outside the Advisory Council meetings.


  • Lydia X. Z. Brown, J.D., Disability Studies Program Core Faculty, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Faculty & Self-Advocacy Discipline Coordinator
  • Kathryn Castle, PhD., Assistant Vice President for Student Health
  • Susan Cheng, EdLD, MPP., Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, School of Medicine
  • Meghan Chapple, MBA, MS., Vice President of Sustainability
  • John Dolan, PhD., Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Georgetown University School of Nursing
  • Patricia J. Grant, M.B.A, Ed.D., M.S., A.B., Senior Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program, Georgetown McDonough School of Business
  • Mai L. Hinton, Ed.M., A.B., Associate Director of Admissions, Diversity and Access Team
  • Aaron Johnson, M.Div., MBA, Assistant Vice President for Interreligious Understanding and Strategy
  • Adanna J. Johnson, PhD., Associate Vice President for Student Equity & Inclusion
  • Lisa Krim, J.D., Senior Advisor to the President for Faculty Relations
  • Joselyn Lewis, M. A., Director of Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)
  • Bisi Okubadejo, JD, Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Compliance, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action
  • Joan Riley, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, FAAN., Engelhard Senior Scholar & Associate Professor in the School of Health
  • Libbie Rifkin, PhD., Teaching Professor, Department of English and Program in Disability Studies and Special Advisor for Disability to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Jason Sanderson, PhD., Assistant Director of Curriculum Integration and Assessment, Office of Global Education
  • Javier Jimenez West, PhD., Assistant Dean Undergraduate Programs, Georgetown College
  • Edilma Yearwood, PhD., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN., Associate Professor Chair, Department of Professional Nursing Practice, School of Nursing’s Senior Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging & Anti-Racism
  • Sam Yocca, MEd., Global Living and Learning Programs Advisor, Office of Global Education
  • Emily Zenecke, M.A., Chief of Staff and Senior Administrative Officer, Walsh School of Foreign Service